If you’re in California, it’s easy to figure out which people should get your vote: Fiorina over Boxer, Whitman over Brown (and yes, that’s something of a nose-holder), anyone over Pelosi, etc.
It gets much more confusing when you get to the numbered items on the ballot. Prop. 23 is easy: Vote for that unless you want the state bankrupt in a couple of years. But all the other numbered ones, the ones about taxes and fees and assembly majorities, are ridiculously confusing, especially since some of the tax and fee propositions appear virtually identical in wording for the confused voter, but will have markedly different outcomes if passed.
Fortunately, someone sane has stepped into this confusion. J. E. Dyer, a former military analyst, and current blogger at Commentary’s Contentions, Hot Air’s Green Room and Patheos, also has her own blog, and it’s there that she spells out the numbers. (And yes, I did mean to be silly with my words there. This is such a serious time that a teeny bit of humor is a nice safety valve.)
If you are a California voter, and you haven’t yet cast your vote, I urge you to study Dyer’s post very, very carefully.